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Copyright by 

Glenn W. Guthrie, Editor 


Gwendolyn Drew, 

Business Manager 


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Keni State College is set on a hill, — 
To win to her door you must climb with a will, 
And Kent State Hill is weariful long, — 
But we trudge on together, a glad-hearted throng. 
Climbing the hill at Kent. 

Kent State Portal is open wide; 
VouVe made the grade and you're safe inside ;- 
There's a clarion call to maiden and youth, 
For now is the time you begin, in truth. 
Climbing the hill at Kent. 

For, hills of the earth or hills of the soul, 
It is all the same, for they take their toll. 
One of the body and one of the mind, 
.\nd the summit is hard to gain, we find, 
Climbing the hill at Kent. 

But keep a-stepping. and first you know, 
Vou are up on top where the cool winds blow, 
Below, farstretched, lies a wonderful view 
.■\nd glad are the eyes and the heart of you 
That you climbed the hill at Kent. 

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David Allen Anderson, President 
A. B., M. A., Ph. D. 


Biographies of great men — geniuses and near geniuses in the various fields of 
human endeavor — give rise to marvel at the worth of such great souls and the value 
of the contribution that even one such genius may make to human well-being. 

Teachers are charged with the duty of discovering as well as developing the 
native capacities of such individuals in the making. This responsibility should be 
regarded as a serious obligation and at the same time as a priceless opportunity. 

During the current year some unusual talent has been discovered among our 
college students and our training school pupils. Graduates from Kent, if faithful 
to duty, may find in unexpected lives rare abilities and have part in the developing 
of these abilities. There is no experience in the life of a teacher that provides a 
finer recompense. 

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If one were to ask each 1928 graduate 
the question, " What is the most important 
lesson to be learned in life?" what do 
you think the answers would be? And 
then if we should ask each graduate, 
"Where did you learn the greatest lesson 
of life?" I wonder how many would reply 
that it had been taught in college. 

^^'ashington was once asked by Robert 
iNIorris what he should like to have as a 
gift from his friend, the financier of the 
Revolution. Morris was about to leave for 
Europe, and wished to bring back a token 
of friendship to the General. Washington 
replied that he should highly prize a watch, 
and further specified that he didn't care 
much about the case, or any ornamentation 
on the case, but that he did hope the in- 
side would contain the best Geneva workmanship. 

What was the thing of most importance? The works, of course. What is the 
most important lesson we can learn? Is it not that the "works" do count most in 
every one of us? What we ourselves are is of vital importance. Do you believe 
this? Has life proved this to you through your own experience, and the experience 
of others? 

Sir Walter gave this same conclusion of his varied experiences. Have you not 
read how he talked earnestly and affectionately to Lockhardt, his son-in-law, during 
those last days at Abbotsford; and do you not remember his final message, "Lockhardt, 
be a good man, — nothing else will give you comfort when you come to lie here." 

What we are. That is what counts in the end. That is why all modern edu- 
cators are paying so much attention to the leisure hours of students. What we do in 
our "time off" shows what we are; and what we do in our "time off" is making us 
what we shall be to-morrow. 

You are going forth. Graduates of 1928, to teach many a lesson, many a lesson 
well planned and well presented. But the greatest lesson you will ever teach will 
be yourselj... You will teach it every hour of every day; and for it, you will have 
made your lesson plans throughout the years. Your Alma Mater rejoices to send 
forth so many this year who by their lives can teach lessons of real value to the boys 
and the girls of Ohio. 

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The most difficult task for the college 
student is that of maintaining a certain 
poise under new and changing conditions. 
Compared with this the class work is 
scarcely more than routine activity and 
while the making of high grades is cer- 
tainly a fins and worthy ambition, the 
greatest achievement for any college stu- 
dent is to build up an idealism that will 
support and inspire him through all the 
years of his life. It requires courage 1o 
do this in the face of countless diversions 
but you will recall that of all virtues our 
dough-boys placed courage at the top. It 
also requires hard work and sacrifice. 

This office was established and is con- 
ducted for the purpose of helping our men 
students to gain and hold this certain 
poise that will make it possible for them to think and act not only intelligently but 
also in the morally right way. In this type of service, every year is a successful one 
because there is never anything written on the negative side of the ledger. The only 
regret we all have is that the lack of time and energy makes it impossible to write 
more in on the positive side. 

Our hopes are high for the future and our expectations as high as our hopes. 
New club rooms, new equipment, new students, new departments, new buildings and 
even new ideals are all before us. If we make the most of our opportunities there 
is every reason to believe that we shall have one of the best departments to be found 

We feel that it must be the aim of the college to encourage and direct the develop- 
ment of every man so that self expression may be as complete as possible. In ad- 
dition to the sum total of skills, appreciations, and ideals the college must attempt 
to bring out qualities of leadership, initiative and strength of will. When we speak 
of force of character we mean power to live according to the fundamental principles 
upon which our civilization is built. 

The modern conception of Education, defined as it is in terms of guidance, help, 
and inspiration provides the basis for our work, and it would seem that one must 
ininterpret duties, responsibilities and opportunities in terms of positive service rather 
than repression. Holding back flaming youth has in the past and will in the future 
end only in cowed subservience or rampant rebellion— -both undesirable results. 
Guidance, on the other hand, directs the tremendous energies of youth toward con- 
structive achievements, help gives the benefit of strength that comes out of experience, 
and inspiration fires the imagination to look toward more distant horizons. 

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In trying to make the work of the Art 
Department as useful as maj' be, we hold 
as our creed the words of a great art leader. 

"If you accept art, it must be pai't of 
your daily lives, and the daily use of every 
man. It will be with us wherever we go, 
in the ancient city full of traditions of past 
time, in the newly cleared farm in America 
or the colonies, where no man has dwelt 
for traditions to gather round him; in the 
quiet country-side, as in the busy town, 
no place shall be without it.* * * It shall 
be no respecter of persons, but be shared 
by gentle and simple, learned and unlearned, 
and be as a language that all can under- 

— William Morfiti 

depart:\iext of agriculture 

J. T. Johnson, A. B. 

The school laws of Ohio require that 
agriculture be taught in high schools and 
elementary schools; that elementary teachers 
who are examined by county superinten- 
dents, must take the examination in agri- 
culture in order to teach; and that Kent 
College must maintain an adequate depart- 
ment for the training of teachers of Agri- 
culture for the schools of the state. Be- 
cause of these laws Kent State since it 
first opened its doors has maintained a 
Department of Agriculture for the com- 
plete and proper instruction of prospective 
teacher.! and other students who desire a 
broad and cultural education. 

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Harry A. Cunningham, B. S., M. A. 

The courses offei'ed in the department of 
biology are of three types — vocational, cul- 
tural, and pre-vocational. 

The vocational courses are designed for 
the direct training of students for the voca- 
tion of teaching biology. In these courses 
the activities of biology teachers that have 
been found to be frequent, important, and 
difficult are considered. 

In the courses that are thought of as cul- 
tural in character the selection and organ- 
ization of subject matter is made with the 
idea of giving the student who does not in- 
tend to continue work in the field of biology 
the assistance most needed in living a full, 
rational, and happy life. It is the purpose 
of the department, in these courses, to teach 
the big principles and generalizations of 
biology in such a way that they can, and will, be applied in meeting life's problems 
more successfully. 

The advanced courses in the department are designed to be distinctly pre-vocational 
in character and are planned primarily for those who have definitely decided upon one 
of the vocations that is biological in nature. 



D. W. Pearce, a. B., M. a. 

The Department of Education and Psy- 
chology covets the favor and assumes the 
responsibility of being one factor in the 
production of artistic teachers. This de- 
partment attempts to give the prospective 
teacher, as far as possible under the con- 
ditions that obtain, a working knowledge 
and a practical grasp of teaching as a vo- 
cation. A philosophy and theory of edu- 
cation are absolutely necessary for vision, 
but, at the same time, care must be taken 
not to become visionary. 

We desire that the period of adaptatior. 
of our teacher-product to the actual teach- 
ing position be made in the least possible 
amount of time and with a minimum of 
maladjustment. To help in attaining this 
end, we welcome and solicit suggestions and counsel from superintendents, principals 
and teachers engaged in service in the fields. Last, but not least, we desire that our 
teacher-product shall possess a high sense of professional honor; shall stand four- 
square as a leader and guide of the young. 



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Edgar Packard, A. B. 
During the present year Prof. Chester 
Satterfield of the English Department is on 
eave doing advanced work in Columbia 
University. Prof. William L. Mapel of 
Maryville, Missouri, has been added to the 
department; and he has had charge of pub- 
licity and publications, as well as of the 
Homecoming play. Prof. Thomas L. Davey, 
who has been in the department for two 
years, has moved into his new house, whicn 
stands directly across the street from Pro- 
fessor Satterfield's home. He has been com- 
pleting some advanced work in Ohio State 
University. Professor Packard has pub- 
lished three booklets during the year. One 
is "An Outline of Shakespeare's Plays,' 
another is "Bible Notes," and still another 
is a "Method of Advanced Reading." An 
interesting and helpful literary map of Eng- 
land has been added to the department. 

Belle Rowlan, A. B., M. A. 

The aim of this department is to offer an 
oportunity of mastering French for its own 
sake. Here is a chance to lengthen your 
vision, to open the doors of the unknown. 
By much reading from many authors you 
will be able to follow the thoughts of the 
masterminds of another great civilization. 
So you may form contacts with source 
material, and advance to research work in 
history, literature and science as well as add 
to the pleasure found in music, art and 

A key to a fuller life. 

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David Olson, M. Sc, A. B. 
In earlier times a man's area of relation- 
ships extended but little beyond his visual 
horizon. Today it is Earth encompassing. 
We depend on and contribute to all parts. 
In this enterprise we have girdled the earth 
with rails and wires. We have taken to 
waters and the air and indeed to the uni- 
versal ether. We are straightening rivers, 
levelling mountains,, extending shorelines, 
deepening bays and exploring the air. We 
fly over the plains and waters and have gone 
far in conquering physical force. Peace 
and good will depend on our understanding 
this new and wider sphere of interrelations. 
Here lies the field of geography. 


A. O. DeWeese, B. S., M. D. 

The Student Health Service of Kent State 
Normal College is organized upon the three 
following assumptions : 

1. That educationally it is now generally 
recognized that Health is a fundamental 
factor in training and preparation for citi- 
zenship since the health of the boy and girl 

materially determines endurance, disposition, 
and attitude. Endurance, disposition, and 
attitude vitally eifect happiness and effi- 

2. That in the training and preparation 
for citizenship the school is as much re- 
sponsible for the preservation and protection 
of the child's health, and the development of 
his physical efficiency and well-being as it 
is in the guidance and training of his mental 

3. That an abundance of radiating health and physical well-being is of more import- 
ance to the classiToom teacher than an individual in any other profession, since an 
example in well-being is an incentive of greatest importance in Health Education, 
and an uhealthy teacher cannot be in complete sympathy with the attitude and dispo- 
sition of live, healthy, outdoor-minded boys and girls. 

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A. Sellew Roberts, A. B., M. A., Ph. D. 

History is tlie record of the development 
of man on this earth as told by his remains, 
his monuments, and his inscriptions. Hisi- 
(ii-y with its sister sciences, Economics; 
Government and Sociology, well nigh covers 
the entire range of man's activity on this 
planet. Instead of being a dry and tedious 
list of facts and dates as many regard it 
it is as full of interest as life itself for it 
is the record of life. There are few if any 
subjects that have a greater bearing on the 
development of the student into a useful 
citizen and a worth while member of society 
than those given in this group. Likewise 
there are few subjects that require better 
preparation for successful teaching than 
these, and there are none that give a quicker 
response to the competent teacher. The 
student of the social sciences is not only the better equipped to be a good citizen but 
he has also found avenues for cultural development that are unsurpassed. The 
study of these sciences cannot be too highly encouraged. 



Bertha Nixon, B. S. 

The slogan of home economics is "Better 
Homes", and a home economics department 
must keep this primarily in view while, ut 
the same time, preparing for the teaching 

How vital this question of Better Homes 
really is can be realized when we note that 
ninety per cent of all women become home 
makers. Every other occupation require:; 
intensive training and preparation, and yet 
the profession of home maker, — the greatest 
of all, — has been generally neglected. 

A home depends upon the physical, social 
and ethical standards of its members, just 
as it does upon the economic phases of 
daily life. The girl who has studied scien- 
tific home planning, the choice, preparation 
and serving of foods, the selection of ap- 
propriate clothing, and the general care and 
management of the home and family isbound to be 
than the girl who lacks this background. 

more successful home maker 

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G. Hazel Swan, B. S. 

The new curricula, both three year and 
four year, for this department, were com- 
pleted during- the year of 1926 and 1927. 
In September, students were able to register 
in them. Thirteen courses are offered, eight 
of which have already been given. 

The department will move to a new suite 
before the summer session. 

Students specializing in this department 
will soon have the opportunity to join a 
Kindergarten-Primary Club. Membership 
in the club will enable the students to have 
many and varied experiences connected with 
the Kindergarten-Primary field and thus 
further enrich their college work. Some of 
the activities possible are social meetings 
for acquaintance; out of town visiting, as 
to the Nursery Schoo's of Cleveland; shar- 
ing of experiences among the various classes; attendance of a group at the Inter- 
national Kindergarten Meetings by invitation, a custom recently established by that 
organization; bringing speakers of reputation to us and sharing them at meetings 
with guests. 


Margaret Dunbar, B. L., B. L. S. 

Just as "All roads lead to Rome" so all 
courses in the curriculum at Kent Stale 
College lead to the library. Every hour 
of the day students are in the library read- 
ing; enriching the textbook and classroom 
work by reading from authorities in the 
subjects they are studying. Not only are 
they reading on certain specified subjects 
but they are reading or selecting for home 
reading, books written by artist-authors; 
enriching their lives by using their leisure, 
for reading; their leisure, the most precious 
hours of life. 

Although we are still in an outgrown 
room, new books have been added, upon 
recommendation of heads of various de- 
partments, until now we have a library of 
about thirty five thousand volumes, selected 
for our special needs. We look forward to 
housing the library in the new David Ladd Rockwell building, with its adequate space 
and its beauty, but this old library room with its informality, its associations, its easy 
access from other buildings, will long be remembered by many students and faculty. 

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Clinton S. Van Deusen, M. E. 

The aim of manual training is to develop 
in all children, irrespective of their future 
occupations, mainly throug'h handwork; de- 
sirable attitudes toward materials, proces- 
ses, values and workers and elementary 
abilities along many lines of manual acti- 
vity. It is essentially learning by doing. It 
should be started in the kindergarten and 
continued through all grades into the high 
school. The manual abilities acquired in 
manual training should be used to express 
by doing, in motivating many other lines of 
school activity. 

The department, having been largely 
crowded out of the power house on account 
of the expansion of the heating plant and 
finding but scant space in the basement of 
Merrill Hall on account of the delayed occu- 
pation of the new training school, has been working this year under difficulties. It has 
however been striving to prepare prospective teachers to carry to the children of Ohio 
the best possible in manual training. 

Raymond E. Manchester, A. B., M. A. 

The Department of Mathematics at Kent 
State has been steadily growing not only 
in size but also in strength. A complete 
range of courses is now open to a student 
wishing to specialize in the subject with a 
guarantee that the work offered will be ac- 
cepted at any other college or university. 
At present the spotlight is centered on the 
creation of a mathematics laboratory. This 
will provide added opportunity for research 
and individual study. Another dream we 
have is the establishment of a summer sur- 
veying camp. If this camp idea materia- 
lizes it will make possible an opportunity 
for study under interesting conditions, and 
at the same time it will provide sufficient 
change of procedure to appeal to all those 
who enjoy outdoor life. 

During the coming year it is the plan to 
present a much more comprehensive course in statistical methods and to organize 
outfield discussion club made up of those teaching mathematics in this section 

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Florence Sublette, B. S., M. A. 
Music has never been so popular at Kent 
State as it is today. Gradually our aims 
are being realized in that there are now six 
distinct divisions in the department. Be- 
sides the regular classes in Music Apprecia- 
tino, Harmony, and Teaching of Music, 
there are courses in piano and organ, two 
Choruses, and Orchestra, a Male Quartette, 
and a Band. The ou'^standing feature of 
the year — Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera. 
The Pirates of Penzance, was succesfully 
carried through under the direction of Mis.s 
Sublette. Proceeds are used for furthering 
interests of the department and for pur- 
chasing needed equipment and Band instru- 



C. F. RuMOLD, A. B., LL. D. 

The Department of Physical Sciences at 
Kent State Normal College offers in regular 
courses 102 term hours of work in Chem- 
istry and 30 term hours in Physics. In ad- 
dition, special courses are arranged for 
students who have the necessary prepara- 
tino for profitably pursuing the work. 
Students who are working off pre-medical 
or engineering requirements here find 
exactly the work they need. The earlier 
courses are presented with emphasis on the 
method of teaching these fundamental sci- 
ences. It, Is intended to give in these 
courses the training in the presentation of 
the facts and principles which will equip 
one for successfully teaching these sciences 
in the high schools. Those students who 
are looking forward to careers in the ap- 
plied sciences will find in the more advanced courses work equivalent to similar courses 
in the Colleges and the Universities. The laboratory facilities are unexcelled and 
much emphasis is given to individual laboratory work. 


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John Lewis Blair, A. B., M. A. 

The office of the Registrar has in the 
past been thought of simply as a sort of 
academic bool<.keeping department, con- 
cerned only with the grades and hours of 
credit of each student balanced against the 
formal requirements for graduation. Col- 
leges are beginning to outgrow this con- 
ception, substituting for it the idea that the 
Registar's office should be a clearing house 
and reference department for a large varie- 
ty of information about the student. 

In order to fulfill this enlarged function 
we plan a complete reorganization of the 
system of student records at Kent State. 
We will use new record cards containing 
important information about the student's 
personal history, his previous school record, 
his scholastic and his extra-curricular act- 
ivities while in college, and his vocational 
record; assembled so as to make possible quick analysis and classification. With 
such a fund of information available to administrative officers and faculty memb- 
ers it is believed that the relationship between the school and the individual will be 
placed on a more human, personal, and therefore more efficient basis. 

A. L. Heer, a. B., M. A., Ph. D. 

The training department of a teachers' 
college is the testing ground of the products 
of the college. Here theory courses are 
given meaning through demonstration les- 
sons; here the proopective teacher trans- 
lates theory into practice; here the prospec- 
tive teacher acquires some of those atti- 
tudes, abilities, and skills which it is hoped 
will help make a successful teacher; here 
an attempt is made to co-ordinate practice 
with the various theory courses in the col- 
lege proper. 

It has been transferred to its new home 
in the William A. Cluff Training School 
Building. The school is much more 
adequately housed and equipped than it has 
been in its old quarters. Yet all of this 
will mean nothing unless it will result in 
better educational opportunities for the 

boys and girls enrolled therein and unless it will provide better opportunities for the 
training of the teachers enrolled in the college. Toward these ends the faculty is 
ending every effort. 


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William L. Mapel, B. J. 
This department was established last fall, 
and is still in the infant stage. Its growth 
has been slow; slower, in fact, than it would 
have been under normal conditions. It is 
the hope of those in charge, however, that 
public information will soon be placed on 
its rightful pedestal and that sufficient time 
and money will be available for work in the 
department. During the school year sev- 
eral matters have been handled by the new 
department. Among them was the establish- 
ment of an alumni circular, mailed out 
quarterly. All journalistic activities of 
the school have been placed in this depart- 
ment, and instruction in newspaper method 
and theory has been placed in the curri- 




Emmet Stopher, A. B., M. A. 

The Departmen of Teacher-Placement and 
Extra-Mural Activities was reorganized 
in September, 1927. For a considerable 
part of the year the chief work of the de- 
partment is to assist Kent State graduates 
and students to secure teaching positions 
for which they are qualified. The depart- 
ment recognizes that it can be permanently 
helpful to the college only on condition that 
it consider first the interests and welfare 
of the school children who are to be taught. 
Another duty of the department is to act 
as a coordinating agency in helping to bring 
to the school authorities of Northeastern 
Ohio the facilities of the college, and in re- 
turn to bring to the college the suggestions 
and information from the field which will assist the institution in giving the best pos- 
sible service to its students and to the public at large. 

One of the services the school renders is through its Extension Department. 
The correspondence work at the college is being continued and is one of the im- 
portant ways in which the college gives help to those who are unable to be in 



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Edith Ball, M. A. 
Physical Education 

Nellie Berman, M. A. 
Kindergarten Critic 

' U Helen F. Bonsall 

Secretary to the President 

Raymond M. Clark, M. A. 


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MoNA Fletcher, M. A. 
History and Social Science 


Glen Francis, B. S. 
Coach and Manual Training 

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Amy Irene Heeriff, M. A. 
High School Critic 


Business Manager of Student 

Ada Hyatt, B. S. 
Third Grade Critic 

Mrs. Eloise Irwin, A. B. 
Physical Education 


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Donna McBride 
Secretary to Assistant Treasurer 

Lola Merydith 
Secretary to Business Manager 

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DwiGHT Steere, a. B. 

J LiDA Mae Straight 

Secretary to Director of 

A. W. Stewart Ph. D. 
Physical Sciences 

Mabel Thurston 
Catalog Librarian 

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Clarence Gerrin 

Dorothy Grimm 

Robert Bossincer 

Merle Murphy 
Vice President 

The Senior Class of 1928 was organized at the earliest possible date and began 
to function immediately. A wide awake social committee was appointed with Frank 
Hanna as chairman. A series of social functions was planned and carried out to 
the delight of all present. 

The gift committee also did an outstanding piece of work in choosing useful 
articles for the new library rather than purchasing something that would be used 
very infrequently and then by only a select few. 

We have included in the senior group as many of the summer graduates of 1927 
as had pictures taken before leaving Kent. This practice, we hope, will be carried 
out to a much greater extent in future years for surely the summer quarter and its 
"students and graduates are as much a part of the college year and deserve a place in 
the Chestnut Burr the same as those in attendance during any of the other quarters. 

The idea of classifying students in only four classes instead of six as has been 
done in previous years has been carried out in this book. We feel that this is a good 
plan or it would not have been used. However this has not been done with the in- 
tention of slighting the classes in the two-year courses but in conformity with the 
present trend toward a higher standard in the requirements for teachers. Sooner or 
later a great majority of the two-year graduates will be returning to complete the 
four-year course and to continue even be\ond that so why not begin now to emphasize 
the more advanced work? 

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Elizabeth Boyd, Kenmore, O. 

Delta Sigma Epsilon Secretary 
Physical Education Club 
Social Science Club '27 

Mrs. Ruth Wilson Christman, Flushing, 
Kent State Diploma '26 

Psi Chi Nu 
O. C. W. C. 

Chester Davis, Ravenna, 0. 
Wrestling Team 
Sigma Tau Gamma 

Page Fifty 

Richard Davis, Kent, Ohio. 
Delta Phi Sigma Pres. '25 
Velvet Curtain Players 

Gw^ENDOLYN DREW, Kent, Ohio 
B&M, 2, 3, 4. 
Off-Campus Pres. 
Gen. Musketeers, '27 

Velvet Curtain Piayers 
Bus. Mgr., Chestnut Burr 
Pres. Physical Ed. Club 
Journalistic Fraternity 
Sec. Student Council 
Social Science Club 
Winner "K"— 1926-27 

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Harley B. Eldridge, E. Springfield, Pa. Merna E. Elliman, Hudson, Ohio 

Glee Club, Kent Statter Staff 
Velvet Curtain Club, S. T. G. 
Sec. Sigma Tau Gamma 
Major — Mathematics; Minors English, 


Women's League 

Buccaneer Capt. Soccer, '26- 

Buccaneer Capt. Basketball 

Hockey, '27 

Health Capt, '27 

Physical Club, '26-'28 

Delta Sigma Epsilon Historian, 

"Ruth" in "Pirates of Penzance" 

Clarence Gerren, Rootstown, Ohio 
Delta Phi Sigma 
Pres. Senior Class— 1928 

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ny i mi. 

Dorothy M. Grimm, Glenii Willard, Pa 

Social Science Club, '25-'26 
Glee Club, '25 
Pi Kappa Sigma, '26,-'27-'28 
Pres. Pi Gamma Sigma, '28 
Y. W. C. A., '26-'27-'28 
Sec. Senior Degree Class, '28 
Treas. Moulton Hall, Winter term, 
Pres. Moulton Hall, Spring term. 
Attended Wooster College, '24-'25 

Glenn W. Guthrie, Cleveland, Ohio 
Sigma Tau Gamma 
Editor 1928 Chestnut Burr 
Pirates of Penzance 
Men's Glee Club 

Jacob "Jake" Gross, Cleveland, 0. 
Glee Club 
Homecoming Play 

Honors: "Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten ' 
Three years — Adelbert College, 

W. R. U. 
Pirates of Penzance 

Frank Hall, Ravenna, O. 

Delta Phi Sigma 
Treas. Delta Phi Sigma '26 


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Frank Hanna, Killbuck. Ohio 
Delta Phi Sigma 
Senior Class Social Chairman 
Wittenburg College 

Carl P. Henderson, Smithfield, O. 
Delta Phi Sigma 
Sec. Delta Phi Sigma, '28 

Leslie P. Hardy, Akron, Ohio 
K. M. K. 
Kentonian '23 
Kent Stater, '28 

Varsity "K", Basketball, ■22-'23-'28 
Track, '22, '23 (Capt., '23) 
Basketball, '23; Student Council, '28 
Chestnut Burr, '28 
Handbook, '28 
Social Science Club 

.Joseph P. Henley, Richmond, Indiana 

Earlham College, 2 yr. : track, '25-'26 
Sigma Tau Gamma 

Basketball & Glee Club, K. S. N. C— 


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Evelyn A. Horton, Cleveland, Ohio 
Bucks. 3-4 

Pi Kappa Sigma 1, 2, 3, 4 
Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4 
Treas. Pi Kappa Sigma, 3-4 
Social Chairman Big Sister Treas., 3 

Charlotte Jones, Girard, Ohio 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Y. W. C. A. 

B. Johnstone, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Home-Coming Play 
Pres. Lovirery Hall, 2 terms 
Pres. Pi Kappa Sigma, Psi.- 2 
Sec. Pi. Kappa Sigma, 4 
Sec. Y. W. C. A.-3 
Pres. Y. W. C. A.-4 
Pres. Social Science Club 

Howard Keener, Kent, Ohio 
Pirates of Penzance 

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Grace Ludwick, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Chi Omega 
Off-Campus Club 

Althea McIntire, Cuyahoga Falls, O. 


Evelyn Long, Cleveland, Ohio 

Tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer, 

Delta Sigma Epsilon Pres. 1927-1928 
Physical Education Club Pres. 1927 
Social Science Club 
General of Musketeers 1927-1928 
Kent Stater 

Off-Campus Women's Club 
Pan Hellenic 

Donald Menough, Ravenna, Ohio 
Football Four years 
Track, Basketball 
Kappa Mu Kappa, Pres. 1926-1927 
Athletic Council 

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4-H Club 

Social Science Club 
Delta Sigma Epsilon Vice Pr€s. 1927- 

Off Campus Women's Club 

Lester Scarr, Dover, Ohio 
Delta Phi Sigma 
Beta Sigma 
Men's Union 

Henerietta Strayer, Cleveland, Ohio 

Buccaneer Admiral 1925-1927 and 192^- 

Social Science Club 
Physical Education Club 
Women's League Pres. 1926-1927 
Moulton Hall Vice Pres. 1927-1928 
Delta Sigma Epsilon Vice Pres. 1926- 

Capt. Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, 

Track, Soccer, Paddle Tennis, Tennis 

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Edna Tarr, Toronto, Ohio 

Soccer, Tennis, Archery, Basketball, 

Baseball, Swimming 
Physical Education Club Sec. 1927-1928 
Social Science Club 
Moulton Hall Sec. 1928 
Buccaneer Admiral 1926-1927 
Bucaneer Admiral Emertus 1927-1928 
Winner of "K" 1926-1927 
Cheer Leader 1926-1927 and 1927-1928 

IVlAUDE Thomas, Cleveland, Ohio 
Women's League 

James Merle Tarr, Edinburg, Ohio 

Orchestra, Glee Club, College Quartet 
Sigma Tau Gamma Treas. 1927-1928 
"Pirates of Penzance" 

Bernice Van Hyning, Kent, Ohio 
Women's League 




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KoBERT Warman. Ravenna. Ohio 
Delta Phi Sigma 
(;iee Club 

Anna Wells, Cleveland, Ohio 
Y. W. C. A. 
Women's League 
Physical Ed. Club 

\'iKi;iNlA Webbkk, Cleveland, Ohio 
Delta Sigma Epsilon Sergeant 
Kent Stater 
Kentonian, Editor 
Y. W C. A. 

Richard Woods. West Lafayette 
Men's Union 
Masonic Fraternity 
Muskingum College 3 yrs. 

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Carlos Mallett, Belle Valley 
Men's Union 

Verna Stauffer, Canton, Ohio 


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\'ERF. Beck IIalph Byrne Virginia Bundy Sherman Crow 

Frank Curtiss Archie Davis Ruby Dort Alice Elgin 

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Lauka Fleminu Jane Gibson Claude Graber Dolph Grider 

Robert Hall J. Harriman Laura Henley Agnes Hennon 

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Alice Hickwan Helen Lane Ruth Leffingwell Ann Moore 

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Marian Morsbach Edith Ovbkbeke Agnes Quinlan Dorothy Rexroth 




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Ronald Spacht Lucy Stadler Winifred Stone Margaret Taylor 

Edith Tripcony Gertrude Weiss Marion Wisniewski Nannie Wylie 


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Meredith Bryan Harlan Carson Kenneth Nash W. D. Searl 

For some unknown reason there has been no organization of the Junior Class. 
Consequently there are no officers whose pictures could be used • in this, the space 
alotted for them. We trust that this may not be said of them as a class next year. 

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Frances Stinebring: Daniel Stratton Edwin Strawman Alice SturKiIl 

Clara Tarr Clara Thomas Margaret Timmons 

Claude Vair Jacqueline Vanderburg: Isabelle Walsh Dorothy Waltenbaugh 

Gladys Ward Louise Wasson Dorothy Weirick 

Sophie Weltman Rose Wexler Muriel White Florence Williams 





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M. Johnson E. Jones D. Kohl H. Kaser G Kearns 

M. Kearner M. Kerrican M. Kerrigan M. Key A. Kirkbride 

se H. Knouff M. Knowles M. Kornswiet E. Kovotch P. Krohl 

M. Krupp B. Kuhn E. Kuhn E. Lappin E. Larsen 

O. Lautzenheiser P. Lawrence J. Leavenworth J. Leavenworth E. LeininEer W. Lembrieht 

"■ Levy O. Lloyd H. Loean L. Lower E Ludt 

M. Ludt R. Mallett A. ManKum D. Mansfield E. Maple G. McCague 

F. McCaslin R. McClugiraiie M. McConnell E. McDade E. Mclntire 

M. McNary M. Meister V. Meloy J. Menough E. Miller L. Miller 

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The Men's Union is an organization including all the men of the college. The 
purpose of the organization is to promote the welfare of men students and to offer 
opportunity for student expression on all matters. 

The activities of the Union include promotion of pep meetings, dinners, dances, 
dramatics, etc. and the maintenance of club rooms and rest rooms for men. 

During the year three big events were arranged in addition to several informal 
pep meetings. It is a general policy to arrange one important event for each 

The Union also sponsored a Kent State Band during the year 1927-28. providing 
capes and caps. With the start made this year we look forward to an excellent ban<i 
organization next year. 

One of the dreams is to arrange suitable club rooms for visiting Alumni. This 
would stimulate a more active interest in the college on the part of outfield men 
and would, of course, make better contacts with the High Schools of our district. 

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This organization shall promole mitters of student life pertaining to the women 
of the college. It shall foster the spirit of unity and loyalty to Kent State Normal 
College. It shall be a medium by which the physical, the mental, and the spiritual 
standards of the college shall be kept high." 

This is the purpose of the Women's League of Kent State College, of which all 
women students are active members, and all women members of the faculty are 
honorary members. 

Many interesting activities have been sponsored by this organization in 1927-28. 
.■\mong these, the New Year's Ball, the Father and Mother Week-End, the .Arbor 
Day assembly program, the Big and Little Sister Teas, and the Sunset Dances 
have indicated a successful year. 

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An important women's organization is the Off-Campus Women's Club. More 
than one hundred women living off-campus enroll as members each term. The club 
has as its aim the creation of a spirit of co-operation and unity among its members, 
and the promotion of activities which serve to draw these members closer together. 

Each term a Registration Tea is given at which all the new off-campus women are 
entertained. Activities during the year include parties and dances, the May break- 
fast, and the annual "Pop" entertainment. 

At Homecoming time, an invitation to an Off-Campus Women's Club banquet 
is sent to every alumna member. At present there are more than twelve hundred 
alumnae members. The "old grads" come back, and exchange friendly gossip 
with the present students. 

Miss Lucy Stadler proved to be an efficient president during the first half of the 
year. Miss Betty Hamilton then stepped in, and continued the work of the office 
until June. 

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Y. W. C. A. 

The Y. W. C. A. is the only religious organization on the campus. It holds a 
meeting every week, at which time either some one interested in the "Y" work 
speaks, or some members lead a discussion on some problem vital to the modern 
girl. One of the most interesting meetings of the year was the one when' a mission- 
ary recently returned from China spoke of China and her students. 

Besides these regular meetings, the "Y" has . entertained the children at the De- 
tention Home near Ravenna, sent boxes to the boys and girls at Caney Creek, in the 
mountains of Kentucky, and held its annual Colonial Ball on Washington's birthday. 

The financial support of the organization comes through contributions of mem- 
bers, profits from the annual bazzar in December, and from an annual benefit 

There have been about seventy members in the academic year of 1927-1928. 


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The Social Science Club offers an opportunity for students and faculty who are 
interested in History and Social Science to meet together to hear lectures and to 
discuss questions bearing on the field. A continuous and consistant policy has been 
difficult to follow this year because of the changing personnel among the officers. 

During the Spring Term Miss Beatrice Johnstone acted as General Chairman and 
several worth while meetings were held. Dr. Roberts, Head of the History Depart- 
ment, gave a constructive discussion of "What History Is." Mr. John B. Gillespie, 
Jr., painted a brilliant word picture of John Paul Jones, American Sailor. Mr. Russell 
Packard, from Cuyahoga Falls, gave .an interesting talk. 

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There are two faculty clubs at Kent State. The women of the faculty and the 
wives of men on the staff form the Faculty Women's Club, also known as the Faculty 
Dames. Miss May H. Prentice is the president of this organization, which meets 

The meetings of the Faculty Women's Club are of two kinds. Some are of a 
business nature, but the majority are social gatherings: dinners, teas, musicals, and 

Twice during the school year the men are entertained by the Faculty Dames. 
Last fall there was a Hard-Times party, at which Mrs. Helen Bonsall and Dean 
Manchester won prizes for the hard-luck costumes. At the April meeting the 
program was furnished by the men. It consisted of a minstrel show and a number 
of games. A dinner at Lowry Hall preceded the entertainment. 

The men of the staff form what is known as the Faculty Men's Club. This is 
an informal organization, meeting on the fourth iVIonday of each month throughout the 
eleven months of school. In order that there might be no cut-and-dried formality, 
the club did not elect officers at the beginning of the year. Instead a plan was in- 
augurated whereby the organization was governed by a rotating committee, of three, 
one member of which was elected each month. 

The meetings of the organization are held in connection with a dinner at Lowry 
Hall. Usually the program is divided into three parts: fun, non-shop talk, and shop 
talk. Since January the organization has been working on a program for "A 
Greater College at Kent." Papers have been delivered by about a dozen members 
on several phases of proposed development, and a definite program is under way. 

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The Kent State Panhellenic Association was founded November 17, 1926. At 
the present time it is composed of three representatives from each of the nine sor- 
orities on the campus. This college organization is a member of the National 
Panhellenic Association of Educational Sororities. Although still young, the Asso- 
ciation has had a helpful influence upor all by encouraging each sorority to take an 
active interest in college activities for the common good. 

The regular meeting is held the second Wednesday of each month. A scholar- 
ship cup was purchased by the Panhellenic of 1926-1927. This cup is presented 
each year to the sorority achieving the highest average in scholarship. 

The adopted slogan of Kent State's Panhellenic Association is, "All for One and 
One for All." 




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Kent State Council has carried on its regular work this year, and in addition has 
undertaken some new lines of activity. 

In response to a general demand from the upperclassmen, freshman initiation was 
aproved and supervised by the council. Color was certainly in evidence with the 
wearing of the green. Then in December came the bonfire with flames reaching 
up to the heavens; and into these flames ribbons and caps were consigned to oblivion. 
A night never to be forgotten! 

The second new activity sponsered by the council was the College Red Cross Roll 
Call. One hundred dollars was collected — a good beginning. 

The council also selected the candidates to represent Kent State at the great 
quadrennial conference of Christian students, in Detroit, in December. 

Kent State Council fully justifies its existence by being a sufficiently pliable 
organization to work for the college in response to ever changing demands on the 

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There's a hall at Kent State Collef:e. 

From which we soon must roam ; 
It is full of fun and knowledge. 

And it is our second home. 

At first, we have the freshmen dear. 

Who just don't seem to fit ; 
The things so vague to them appear. 

They often wish to quit. 

The sophomores, quit the other way: — 

They have a running start. 
Wise Fools, the whole world they would sway. 

And to them t' would be a lark. 

The juniors, diligent and grave. 

Return with books galore ; 
Ail knowledge which their heads can't save, 
In notebooks it is stored. 

Seniors now they are at last. 
And reek with sentimentality. 

They are simply in another caste 
When it comes to high mentality. 

Closed are the gates to Lowry, 
Her post lights now are dimmed : 

Gone are the days so flowery. 
And the girls so full of vim. 

Goodby, dear Kent State College, 
Goodby, dear Lowry Hall, 

Goodby, to all you comrades, 
We hear our duty call. 

Thelma Bond 
Dorothy Clark 
Agnes Quinlan 

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The last building on the driveway, as one leaves the campus, is IMoulton Hall. 
It is here that approximately one hundred girls live and enjoy every detail of college 
life — the work as well as the play. To help them enjoy their play they have i 
piano and a radio in the large music room, which other organizations also enjoy. 
The Moulton girls of 1927-1928 have made the foyer more attractive by adding 
gay colored cushions, a wrought-iron log basket, and magazine racks. The pride of 
the year is the Moulton Hall Banner in scarlet and gray. 

Although Moulton has in her ranks girls from Ohio. West \'irginia. Indiana. 
Michigan, and Pennsylvania, they all can truthfully sing: 
"Oh when the girls of Moulton fall in line. 
We're going to have a jolly, good old time; 
And with a full-fledged spirit, yell, yell, yell, 
For the dear old dorm we love so well." 


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The third season for the Velvet Curtain players proved to be one of the greatest 
from the standpoint of both organization and production. 

The outstanding Play of the year was perhaps the presentation of, "The Lovliest 
Thing," which was given at the close of the fall quarter. 

It is the hope of the organization to promote more Assembly programs during the 
coming year. 

Professor William L. Mapel has been faculty-advisor of the club for the 1927-28 

Membership : 

Gwendolyn Drew Wayne Pomfrey 

Alice Elgin Frank Webb 

Naomi Johnson Richard Davis 

Robert Hall Harley Eldridge 

Kenneth Nash Lewis Hall 


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Two dramatic productions in addition to the annual Homecoming play were pre- 
sented during the year 1927 at Kent State by student talent. Both were directed by 
Prof. William L. JMapel of the English department. 

"The Loveliest Thing." a Christmas play, was presented at the last assembly pro- 
gram before Christmas vacation. 

"Suppressed Desires." a comedy in two acts, was presented as a part of the Off 
Campus Women's Club's annual "Pop" entertainment. 

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"Chestnut Burr" Staff 

Glenn W. Guthrie Editor-in-Chief 

Gwendolyn Drew Business Manager 

Alice L. Elgin Associate Editor 

Robert M. Bossinger .....Assistant Bus. Mgr. 

Robert Hall Art Editor 

Anna Wells Classes Editor 

Leslie Hardy Literary Editor 

Roy O. JNIerrell ....\ Snaps Editor 

Marian ]\Iorsbach .' Organization Ed. 

Archie Davis .Athletics 

Al Hill Humor 


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The purpose of the Chi Pi, the honary journalistic fraternity of Kent State Col- 
lege is to promote interest in all publications sponsered by the college, through the 
English department. 

Students having who have made outstanding contributions to literary work of the 
college are elected to membership by the active members of the fraternity. 

The organization was founded in February 1927. 
.'Active Members: 

Dr. Anderson 
Prof. Packard 
Prof. Mapf;!. 
Al Hill 
Robert Hall 
Leslie Hardy 
Alice Erwin 
Virginia Webber 
Glenn W. Guthrie 

Alumni Members: 

Helen Blake 
Robert Fosnight 
Alice Young 
Margaret Hayes 
Marian Fisher 

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The Women's Chorus was organized five years ago with approximately twenty 
members, for entertainment and study. Practices were held after school and those 
came who were interested. Today a regular course is offered for which credit is 
given, with over sixty enrolled. Much of the work during the year has been spent in 
the production of the Pirates of Penzance and Assembly and Commencement programs. 

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The organization of the Men's Glee Club reached its greatest height when repre- 
sentative members decided that a Kent State College Male Quartette would help fill 
:he needs of the College, as well as provide entertainment for themselves. They have 
furnished music on several occasions for Assembly programs. They have also taken 
/requent trips to towns throughout this section, singing on High School Commence- 
ment programs, and similar occasions. It is hoped that this will become a permanent 
element in the program of the !Music Department at Kent State College. 


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The Orchestra is the oldest musical organization on the Campus. Started nearly 
six years ago with about ten members, it has grown until now it is composed of twenty 
members with Miss Florence Sublette as Director. They have given programs for 
assemblies and dinner concerts at Lowry Hall, besides playing the overtures for the 
Opera, "The Pirates of Penzance." The compositions used vary from light opera to 
modern popular music. It is hoped that this organization will continue to progress 
as it has in the past. 

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"The Pirates of Penzance," a comic opera in' two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan, was 
the leading achievement of the year by the combined Glee Clubs of the College. 

Under the direction of Miss Florence M. Sublette, head of the music department, 
the opera proved to be one of the leading entertainments held in the college auditor- 
ium during the college year of 1927-28. 


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Richard, a Pirate Chief Lewis Hall 

Samuel, his Lieutenant James Merle Tarr 

Frederic, a Pirate Apprentice Robert Bossinger 

Major-General Stanley of the British Army Merle Murphy 

Edward, a Sergeant of Police Edward Witham 

Mabel, General Stanley's Youngest Daughter Mary Louise Morris 

Kate [ 1 Catherine Messerly 

Edith I General Stanley's i ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

Isabel j Daughters I ^yj^^jg^ Q^^^gg 

Ruth, a Piratical "Maid-of-all-work" Merna Elliman 


general Stanley's daughters: 
Nell Broderick, Virginia Dunn, Elizabeth Flinn, Elizabeth Hamilton, Mary Louise 
James, Alice Kirkbride, Jean Leavenworth, Emma Leininger, Irene Lutz, Mary Louise 
Moreland, Margaret Myers, Ruth Anna Smith, Mary Sullivan, Ruth Eleanor Truog, 
Esther Valyo, Rose Vetrano, Bess Zoss. 

pirates : 
Archie Davis, Harley B. Eldridge, John Funk, Jacob Gross, Glenn W. Guthrie, Roy 
Merrell, William Miller, Daniel Stratton. 


Sherman Crow, Harold Dunlavy, William Fabian, Robert Hall, Frank Hanna, How- 
ard Keener, Don Price, Lester Scarr, Harland Sickman, Clarence Tabler. 

Jean Rothwell, Esther Kean. 

PIRATE ballet: 

Evelyn Kneifel, Agnes Quinlan, Lucy Stadler. 

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aiL1L=1R®'CimiD flDHIR 

Merle B. Mukphy 


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Claude Graber 

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Henrietta Strayer 







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Founded at the Central Missouri State Teachers College, 

Warrensburg, Missouri, June 28, 1920. 

Ten Chapters 

Iota Chapter, Kent, Ohio 

President Merle B. Murphy 

Vice President S. Meredith Bryan 

Corresponding Secretary Harley B. Eldridgc 

Recording Secretary Clarence H. Tabler 

Treasurer James Merle Tarr 

Merle B. Murphv Chester N. Davis 

James Merle Tarr s Joseph P. Henley 

Harlev B. Eldridge James G. Baker 

Glenn W. Guthrie Robert ]\I. Bossinger 

Roy O. Merrell 

Claude Graber Ronald B. Spacht 

Meredith Bryan ' . Archie R. Davis 

Selden H. Watkins 

Daniel W. Stratton :\Iaurice M. :McClay 

John L. Funk Laurel E. Weygandt 

William Rovce Fabian . Donald A. Payne 

Clarence H. Tabler " George S. McCague 

:\Ierrill W. Mills John Urban 

Faculty ^Members 
Emmet C. Stopher William L. Mapel 

Maurice M. McClay Jo^n Urban 

George S. McCague 

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Founded at Kent State College 1922 

Kent, Alpha Chapter 1928 


President '. Frank Curtiss 

Vice President Jay Harriman 

Secretary .— Lawrence Hinkle 

Corres. Secry Charles Paulus 

Treasurer Glenn Francis 

Sergeant at arms William Searl 

Master oj Works Willard Fisher 

Prelate - Donald ]\Ienough 

Board oj Governors - Jay Harriman 

Leslie P. Hardy 
William Searl 


Kenneth Cook 

Jaj' Harriman 


Leslie P. Hardy 

Frank Curtiss 

Claude Vair 
William Searl 

Elmer Earley 
Frank McCaslin 

Charles Hickstead 
Frank P^annely 
Clarence Hinkle 
Harold Castor 

Thomas E. Davey Jr. 
Other Active INIembers 
John B. Gillespie Jr. 
Steve Harbourt 

Elmer Pettay 
Charles Paulus 

Ted Sapp 
James Menough 

Loren Jones 
James Beal 
C hester Wise Jr. 

Faculty Adviser 
Honorary Member 
Glenn Francis 
Dick Donaghy 

Donald Menough 
Willard Fisher 
Edward Witham 

Gordon Kelso 
Lawrence Hinkle 

Charles Kilbourne 
Charles Fish Jr. 
Kenneth Glascow 

Ale.x Whyte 
Everett Johnson 
Thomas E. Davey Jr. 


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President Kenneth Nash 

Vice-President Lewis Hall 

Secretary Carl Henderson 

Treasurer ."...: Harold Dunlavy 

Chaplain ^.. Frank Hall 

Sergeant -at- Arms Robert Hall 

Faculty Adviser ....C. F. Rumold 


Harlan Carson Frank Hall 

Richard Davis Frank Hanna 

Harold Dunlavey Carl Henderson 

Clarence Gerren Robert Warman 

Vere Beck ■ Robert Hall 

Sherman Crow Kenneth Nash 

Robert Bohecker Lewis Hall Howard Henry 

Phillis Barry Arthur Peebles 

\TllIiam Broz Lester Sabin 

Leslie Chapman Lester Scarr 

James Holm Edward Thompson 

Leo Lower _ George Warman 

C 3ec I'' *'**''' '"* Patron & Patroness 
Prof. & Mrs. Rumold 



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Founded at Farmville, Virginia — 1898 

25 Chapters 

Kent, Alpha Beta — 1925 


President Alice Elgin 

Vice President Esther Gee 

Treasurer Jane Gibson 

Secretaries Marion Morsbach, Laura Fleming 

Faculty Adviser Mona Fletcher 


Alice Elgin Laura Fleming 

Marion Morsbach Jane Gibson 


Betty Zane Gladys Jones 

Kathyrn Messerly Dorothy Bardolph 

Mary Jean Porter ' Mildred Rudge 

Geraldine Wilson Esther Gee * 

Charlotte Jones Dorothy Weirick 
Minnie Louise Hart 4. 


Dorothy Ott ^ ' Mary Katherine O'Dea 

Mary Sullivan Dorothy Tripcony 

Mary Adam Katherine Evans 

Ruth Eleanor Truog Marion Palmer 
Patron and Patroness 
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stopher 

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Founded at Miami University, 1916 

28 Chapters 

Kent, Tau Chapter, 1926 ; 


President : Evelyn Long 

Vice-President Christine Steinmetz 

Recording Secretary Virginia Jones 

Corresponding Secretary Elizabeth Boyd 

Treasurer Eveline Kneifel 

Chaplain Dorothy Worley 

Sergeant Virginia Webber 

Historian ., Merna Elliman 

Faculty Adviser Ora Belle Bachman 

Elizabeth Boyd Christine Steinmetz 

Merna Elliman Henrietta Strayer 

Evelyn' Long \Mrginia Webber 

Eveline Kneifel Lucy Stadler 

Helen Lane Margaret Taylor 

Mary MacGillivary 

Ruth Cromwell Virginia Jones 

Dorothy Duchez \'iola Oxley 

Lucille Hughes Jean Moore-Rothwell 

Dorothy Worley 

Iverne Booth Elizabeth Flinn 

Doris Curran Elizabeth Post 

Ann Tepsic 

Kathryne Mowrey Mary Louise James 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Donaghy Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Brown 

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Founded at Miami University, 1901 

24 Chapters 

Kent, Omicron-Omicron Chapter, 1924 


President Hilda Bachman 

Vice-President Happy Sapp 

Secretary Alice Sturgill 

Treasurer Eleanor Rowney 

Faculty Adviser Ada Hyatt 

Hilda Bachman Antoinette Link 

Eleanor Rowney - Alice Sturgill 

Teresa Mcllhone 

Happy Virginia Sapp 

Mary Jane Balint 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gressard Mr. and Mrs. Hale B. Thompson 

Mr. and Mrs. JNIerle Wagoner 


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Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kans., 1922 
Kent, Eta, Chapter, 1926 

President Alice Palmer 

Vice-President Laura Hauschild 

Secretary Thelma Hensel 

Treasurer Virginia Bundy 

Editor \ Margaret Timmons 

Faculty Adviser Isabella Hazen 

Clara Baughman 


X'irginia Bundy Edith Overbeck 


Marylin Burris Alice Palmer 

Alice Erwin , Doris Pettit 

Laura Hauschild Janet Kraus 

Thelma Hensel Margaret Timmons 
Grace Darkow Dorothy Nelson Florence Sohnlein 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Prof, and Mrs. Mapel Dr. and Mrs. Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie 

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Founded at Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1894 

21 Chapters 

Kent, Psi Chapter, 1926 


President Dorothy Grimm 

Vice-President Olwen Lloyd 

Recording Secretary Grace Penrod 

Corresponding Secretary Beatrice Johnstone 

Alumnae Secretary Grace Penrod 

Treasurer Evelyn Horton 

Keeper oj the Archives Dorothy Clark 

Sergeant-at-arms Helen Snowden 

Faculty Adviser Nellie Berman 


Dorothy Grimm 

Evelyn Horton 

Beatrice Johnstone 

Dorothy Clark 
Marguerite Ford 
Helen Laughlin' 
Margaretta McXary 

Olwen Lloyd 

Margaret Kerner 
Mary Alice Roberts 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Prof, and Mrs. R. C. Clark Prof, and Mrs. Thomas Davey Jr 



Grace Penrod 
Mary Priddy 
Helen Snowden 
Dorothy Waltenbaugh 

Maisie Tollafield 

Eleanor Thomas 
Kathryn Warner 


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Founded at Michigan State Normal, 1899 

Kent, Eta, Chapter, 1927 


President Mary Cook 

Vice-President _ Sara Peoples 

Corresponding Secretary Ruby Dort 

Recording Secretary Mildred Nihousen 

Treasurer Muriel White 

Faculty Adviser Ruth Parrish 


Mary Cook Ruby Dort 


Sara Peoples Dorothy Stadler 

Muriel White Katherine McSweeney 

Marian Heyer Mary Louise Morris 

Mildred Nihousen Lillian Spiedel 

Helen Lauser Elizabeth Schroder 


Eleanor Hankanier Elizabeth Forgacs 

Virginia Darrah Caroline Eaton 
Libera Williams 

Gladys Oliver Caroline Phillips 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Donaghey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Manchester 



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Founded at Kent State Teachers College 

President Evelyn Natharius 

Vice-President Celia Zoss 

Secretary . , Celia Lockshin 

Treasurer Bess Zoss 

Faculty Adviser G. Hazel Swan 

Esther Abramowitz 

Celia Goldberg Ratchel Ravinson 

Eva Hinden Esther Schwartz 

Celia Lockshin Bess Zoss 

Evelyn Natharius Celia Zoss 


Celia Aronoff Mildred Kornswiet 

Sylvia Bloch Bess Levy 

Gladys Evzovetz Gertrude Weiss 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Tilt Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cunningham 

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Kent— 1927 

President Helen Wolforth 

Secretary Charlotte Wahl 

Treasurer Margaret Kay 

Chaplain Avis Copeland 

Faculty .Adviser .....Janice E. Padan 


Estella Esterly 
Margaret Kay 


Blanche Miller 
Charlotte Wahl 


Meryle Johnson 
Helen Wolforth 


Elma Larson 
Ethel Laurence 

Patrons and Patronesses 
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. J. Turner 

Avis Copeland 

Lila Ellsworth 

Ruth Buehler 

Ruth Leffingwell 
Laura Deming 


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Organized at Kent State Teachers College in 1926 

President .Helen Eastwood 

Vice-President ; Florence Johnson 

Secretary Alice Carrig 

Treasurer Betty Hamilton 

Faculty Adviser Neda Freeman 


Leola Wyman Angela Wootopulos 

Betty Hamilton Florence Johnson 

Dorothy Johnson Alice Carrig 

Pauline Kamerer Katherine Crum 

Helen Eastwood Lucille Duff 

Gladys Apley 

Grace Kearns Marjorie Bittner 

Patron and Patroness 
Dr. and Mrs. A. O. DeWeese 

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D. Menough 

Acting Captain 



A study of the summaries of Kent State's football history shows that the 1927 team 
held its opponents to the smallest number of points scored on any Kent State foot- 
ball team during a season. 

Kent's defensive play proved to be successful during the entire season. Opposing 
teams were held to low scores for a total of only 79 points in the seven games played. 

"Cocky" Kilbourne, freshman fullback, was lauded by many of the visiting coaches 
as one of the best defensive backs that they had encountered during the season. 

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"Du0" Vair 




Offensive playing seemed a jinx for the Wagonerites. They succeeded in scoring 
in only two games for a total of 25 points. Several times during the season they 
bad the ball on the 1-yard line, 1-foot line, and on one occasion, during the Edinboro 
game, on the 1-inch line, but were unable to carry the ball over for the touchdown 
which would have made a victory possible had the extra point been scored. 

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'Chet" Davis 

"Cocky" Kilbourne 

The games and scores for the season are as follows: 

Kent State 6 Kenyon 6 

Kent State Slippery Rock 6 

Kent State Bowling Green 12 

Kent State 19 Cedarville 18 

Kent State Edinboro 6 

Kent State Indiana 7 

Kent State Wilmington 24 

Total points, Kent State 25; opponents 79. 

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The prospects for next year are favorable. Of the fourteen letter men on this 
3'ear's squad only three, D. Menough, C. Davis, and Chernin, will be minus from the 
squad for next season. 

Jake Searl, junior, and two letter man in football, has been elected captain of the 
1928 team. 

The letter men for this year are; Chernin, Curtiss, Searl, D. Menough, W. Fisher, 
Kelso, H. Dunlavy, A. Davis, C. Davis, L. Hinkle, W. McCaslin, Kilbourne, C. 
Hinkle and manager Claude Vair. 

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II must be noted that last year Kent State played a schedule of hard games. There 
were no set-ups. Such will be the case in the future if Coach Wagoner and Mr. 
Davey have their way. It is the hope of those in charge of athletics at the college 
to eventually have nothing but conference games on the schedule. 

It is likely that Kent State, now a provisional conference member, will in the near 
future win a place in the athletic body. Then Kent Staters will have an opportunity 
to see the best teams in this section of the country in action. Until that time, those 
in charge are doing all possible to book strong opponents for the Golden Flashes. 

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''Tiny" Paulus 


'C Major" Hinkle 

School spirit was on a higher plane last fall than ever before at Kent. The stu- 
dent body loyally supported its team, and the attendance at all games was better 
than ever in the past. A practice of raising the Kent State colors before each gamv' 
was inaugurated at the beginning of the season. Dean Manchester was in charge of 
this bit of tradition building, and the ceremony became one of the regular events on 
the program at each game. 

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"Ted" Sapp 

"Jimmy" Menough 

"Red" McCaslin 

Several enterprising students started a band organization during the football sea- 
son. Although this effort was not as auspicious as it might have been, the seed was 
sown, and indications are that there will be a strong band next year. 

A number of men students of the college started a pep organization toward the end 
of the football season. This group, continuing through the basketball season, fur- 
nished an abundance of rooting for the home team and stimulated the rest of the 
students to renewed cheering effort. 

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As the curtain was drawn on the 
1927-28 cage season we find that 
Kent State's Golden Flashes made 
a good showing despite the fact 
that thirteen games were lost. 

The opposition furnished by 
Kenyon, Mount Union, Ashland, 
Bliss, and Slippery Rock colleges 
was no small task to meet. How- 
ever, the team gave its best at all 
times and displayed a fine spirit 
whether winning or losing. 

"Dud" Vair, Captain, played i 
remarkable brand of ball, consider- 
ing the handicap of a badly in- 
jured hip that would not respond 
to treatment. Such gameness was 
an inspiration to his teammates 
and basketball loving fans. 

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Searl and Kilbourne were close 
competitors for second place with 
Searl leading by a one-point mar- 
gin. Individual Scores: 

Curtiss, 95; Searl, 79; Kil- 
bourne, 78; Vair, 52; Fisher, 48; 
Graber, 23; Kelso, 16; Broz, 7; 
Hardy, 5. 

"Les" Hardy is the only member 
of this year's squad who will not 
return. He will graduate. 

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son's Record 




— Mount Union 




— Reserve 




— John Carrol 




— Kenyon 




— Indiana 




— S. Rock 




— Ashland 




— Bliss 




— Indiana 




— S. Rock 




— Bliss 




— Ashland 





— Cedarville 





— J. Carrol 




— Kenyon 




— Cedarville 


Totals 390 


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Kent State had its first freshman basketball team this year. Robert Kelso, a 
member of Mr. Altmann's coaching class, was placed in charge of the yearlings, and 
he developed a consistent machine. His men played about a dozen games and their 
record for the season was better than 500 per cent. 

Several times during the season members of the freshman team became so good 
that they were drafted to the Varsity. This demonstrated the feasibility of such an 
undertaking, and it is likely that it will become an annual practice. 

Virtually all members of the freshman team will be out for the Kent State Var- 
sity next year. They will have had the year's experience which otherwise would 
have been denied them. 

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Back row, left to right: Kelso, Manager; Sapp, intield; Mallett, outfield; C. Davis, 
catcher; Warman, infield; Beal, pitcher; Graber, catcher; Price, outfield; Glascow, 
first base; Henderson, infield; Broz. infield; Wagoner, Coach. 

Front row, left to right: Castor, outfield; Byrne, pitcher; Fisher, second base; 
Payne, third base; Scarr, pitcher; Sickman, pitcher and outfield; Searl, first base; 
A. Davis, shortstop; Curtiss outfield; Phillips, first base and outfield. 

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Although only two men of last year's team were available for the opening game 
with Western Reserve, Coach Wagoner rounded into shape a formable looking base- 
ball machine. 

Claude Graber, catcher and Frank Curtiss, center fielder, veterans of the squad 
were fixtures at their favorite positions. "Jake" Searl and Payne look like "league 
stuff" on first and third base respectively. Archie Davis, Fisher, Broz, Sapp and 
Glasgow were other infielders fighting for places. 

There was a wealth of good material in the "gardens." The "ball hawk," Curtiss 
was flanked by two capable fielders selected from a group composed of Castor, 
Phillips, Sickman, and Mallet. 

The three best bets for pitching duty were Harland Sickman. Les Scarr, and Byrnt. 
The slab staff was strengthened considerable when Gerber "an old head" reported at 
the mid-spring term. 

The squad in its practices showed a fine brand of "heads-up" ball." What they 
would do under fire was only a prediction. After all the games are won on the dia- 
mond and not on a scribes typewriter. 

Robert Kelso is manager of the team. 

1928 Baseball Schedule 

Saturday, April 28 ....Western Reserve, here 

Tuesday, May 1 Slippery Rock, here 

Friday, May 4 Ashland, here 

Wednesday, May 9 Slippery Rock, there 

Saturday, May 19 Western Reserve, here 

Saturday, May 26 Defiance, here 

Thursday, May 31 .■ Ashland, there 

Monday, June 4 Muskingum, here 


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E. Arnett, 115 pounds; A. Davis, 125 pounds; D. Stratton, 135 pounds; H.Dunlavy 
(Capt.), 145 pounds; S. Crow, 158 pounds; C. Davis, 175 pounds; C. Graber, Heavy- 
weight; P. Barry, Substitute. 

For the first time in her history the college was repre- 
sented on the mat by a wrestling team in 1928. Thi- 
team started spontaneously. Some of the boys wer^ 
exercising with Dr. Roberts of the History Department, 
and they asked him to organize and coach a team. 

The team had two meets, both with Western Reserve 
University. The meet on March 24 was in Wills gym- 
nasium and resulted in a victory for Kent by the score 
of 20 to 1.^. Before the meet the team elected Dunlavy 
as captain for the year. He lived up to his responsi- 
bilities in fine style by pinning his opponent neatly and 
thereby contributing 5 points to the victory. Arnett, A. 
Davis, and Crow helped swell the total by securing fa'ls 
over their opponents. Our victory was all the more w^'- 
oome because it was tntirely unexpected, most of all b' 
our opponents. 

The next Saturday when we went to Cleveland for the 
return meet we met a team that was sadder and wiser, 
.^fter a hard struggle in which we got two falls against 
one for them, we lost the meet 14 to 10 through d ■• 
cisions in the other bouts. 

AU things tonsidered the season was a success. After 
the meet the team elected A. Davis captain for next sea- 
son. Our chances are bright. To be sure we lost C. Davis 
and Captain Dunlavy by graduation, and their place' 
will be hard to fill, but we have Arnett, Captain-elect 
Davis, Stratton, Barry, Ci-ow, and Graber as nucleus for 

„ ,. another year. 

Capt. Dunlavy 

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Evelyn Long 

Henrietta Strayer 

Evelyn "Ev" Long, General of the Musketeers, marched her team straight ahead. 
The spirit, which she instilled, is — "no retreat." 

Henrietta "Hank" Strayer, Admiral of the Buccaneers, lead her Pirates through 
a successful season. "Hank's" leading ability is exceptional. She inspired every 
Bucc to play and play hard. 


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Two years ago two athletic organizations sprang up at Kent State to promote 
sports among women students. They were known as the Buccaneers and Musketeers. 

During the first year enthusiasm ran high. Last year the Buccaneers under 
the leadership of Edna Tarr, won the beautiful bronze plaque which is now displayed 
near the distribution desk in the library. This plaque was given by the athletic 
department to the team that won the most points during the year. 

Points were given in various sports. These points, together with the monthly ath- 
letic meets of the two organizations, determined the winner. 

This year there has been even greater rivalry than last. The Musketeers, de- 
termined to wrest the victory trophy from their rivals, put up many royal scraps. 
The first meet was won by the Musketeers under the leadership of "Ev" Long, gen- 
eral, but the Buccaneers, with "Hank" Strayer, admiral, as leader, won the next three. 

In the line of sports, soccer, basketball, volley ball, and tennis, seem to be favorites. 
The two organizations divided honors in basketball and volley ball. The Buccaneers 
won the basketball championship, while the Musketeers copped first honors in volley 

Baseball and field hockey were the most popular spring team sports. Archery and 
tennis bid for popularity in the individual activities. 

The last big meet of the year was held May 7, on Rockwell field. It took the form 
of a field day and barbeque Field events furnished most of the athletic program. 
Singing and "eats" also had a prominent part. 

The high spot of the year came on "Recognition Day," the day set aside to honor 
winners of "K's" in both inter-collegiate athletics and intra-mural activities. At 
this time, winners of K's were given long sought and hard earned recognition. 

Although there were many who did not reach the goal, they have worked hard and 
have willingly backed their respective leaders. Many of these will return next year 
to add new points, and to win the coveted honor. 

Many loyal girls were graduated and lost to the organization. These co-eds 
leave wishing the greatest of success to their Alma Mater's Buccaneers and Musket- 
eers and their program of womens athletics. ' 

Long may the emblems of the Buccaneers and Musketeers wave in the halls and on 
the campus of Kent State! 

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Since the completion of the pool, swimming has been 
a leading activity among Kent State co-eds. This was 
clearly demonstrated at the swimming meet held between 
the Buccaneers and Musketeers during the winter term. 
In this meet the Bucs upset the dope for the Muskies 
were slated to win because of their victory last year. 

Mrs. Irwin, swimming instructor; Jean Rothwell. 
captain of the Musketeers: and Millie Green, captain 
of the Buccaneers, were in charge of the meet. The 
events scheduled included challenges, races, diving, 
under-water swimming, and swimming for form. 

"Open pool" at 4 o'clock each day also provides a 
popular form of recreation for Kent State's Gertrude 

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IDere IT Hm JSo^s 




Page one hundy'ed ninety-five 

M^S - 

"Take not this dkxilish, .iolly, old world 
so seriously i a laugh 
Lightens the heart, 
Lessens the smart 
Op" life's blows 
But laugh, old top, laugh!" 
With the wheat you'll get chaff, 
So laugh, old top, laugh! 

^ Bga ;:-j^^: 




Miss Gowans: "Where do earthworms 
go in winter?" 
Stude: "South!" 

Sigma Tau Gamma 
Frater: "Put a guest towel in the bath- 

Pledge: "A guest towel? What's a 
guest towel?" 

Frater: "A clean towel, Sap!" 


Miss Dunbar: "Isn't this book rather 

Small Boy from Training School: 
"It was that way when I got it, mam." 


Prof. Rumold : "First I'll take some 
sulphuric acid, and then some choloro- 
form — " 

Stude: "That's a good idea." 

At Midnight Track-Mbiet 
B. B. M. (Big Blond Mama): "You 
like us girls that neck better than the 
others, don't you?" 

H. M. (He Man) : "What others?" 

Physical Exam Lectures 
"Going up to hear that lecture on 


"Nope, I'm sick of hearing Doc's organ 


Pearce's Class 
Pearce: (to student who has been late 
often) : "When were you born?" 
Stude: "Second of April." 
Pearce "Late again." 

Dr. Roberts is reported as saying that 
probably some of the girls who flunked 
the history exams were ti'oubled with too 
many dates. 


The girl: "I found that book you lent 
me frightfully duU.Professor. I thought 
you said there was a naughty problem 
in it?" 

The Professor: "My dear young lady, 
1 said knotty problem." 

At Home 
"Do you drive your own car?" 
"No, I have a son in college." 

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"Ask Me Another" 

Dr. Roberts — "Your recitation re- 
minds me of Quebec." 

Struggling history shark — "Why so?' 
Dr. Roberts — "Built on a bluff." 

She — "Where's your brother?" 
Him— "A. W. 0. L." 
"Where's that?" 
"After women or licker." 

You're only young once, but ij you 
work it right once is enough. 

Lecturing Frenchman: "Is Meestev 
Henri Ford in dees audience?" 

Dead silence. 

Lecturer: "I thought I saw his car 

"Mother, how did Dad become a pro- 
fessor at Kent?" 

"So you've begun wondering too, have 


When ice cream grows on macaroni trees, 
When Sahara's sands are muddy, 
When cats and dogs wear overshoes, 
Thats when I like to study. 

Co-ed: "Did I ever show you the 
place where I hurt my knee?" 

Frosh: "N-no." 

Co-ed: "All right, let's drive over 

Diner — "For the first time this year 
this milk really tasted like milk." 

Waiter — "I'm awfully sorry, sir, but 
the water's all turned off." 

.4 college boy is one who knows what 
she wants tvhen she ivants it. 

Honk "riir Hikei* 


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"Thank you foi- the hug' and the kisa." 
"The same to you — the pressure was 
all mine." 

"I think I'll have to get a new car.' 
''What's wrong with this one?" 
"I can't pay for it." 

Senior: "I owe all that I have learned 
to you." 

Prohp. : "Pray don't mention such a 


In the remote sections of Africa where women carry loads on their heads the men 
choose their wives on the strength of their necks. The custom is prevalent to some 
extent in this country. 

"Did you hear that Prof. Jones died suddenly this evening?" 

"Just my luck. I stayed in all afternoon to study his next assignment." 

Famous last words "I didn't know you assigned that." 

The new training school teacher said, 
"Tomorrow each of you bring in an 
original fable containing a moral; and 
Fred, if you miss your lesson again you'll 
get a whipping." 

When she corrected the papers, she 
found that Fred's read: 


"Last year we had a awful big teecher. 
He whipped me cause I missed my les- 
sun, but Paw seen him about it. Paw 
beet him up so he cudent teech schule an' 
he limped fur a week. Paw said no 
teecher better whip me no more. I spose 
you see the moral. 

"Fred Smith." 


She's such a gold-digger she even pur- 
ees her lips when she kisses you. 

'on he ^ 'D* in Librtvy Gc. 

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"Do you know you look like Helen 

"That so? I look even worse in blue." 

Man (outside gymnasium) — "Can you 
tell me which is the referee's car?" 

Student — "That's it over there, the one 
with the engine running." 

Do: "How long did it take you to learn 
to skate?" 

Re: "Oh, several sittings!" ' 

Bum (To Ken Nash down town) — 
"Will you give me a dime for a cup of 

Ken — "I'm sorry but I don't drink 

*^ C^fiCi-1 can-t SEE Him 

Serenading in Moulton 
Who said they kept the men out? 

All Scotchmen like basketball — they 
enjoy the free throws so much. 

Mutt to Claire: "You look just like a 
rose after a rainstorm." 
Claire: "How niz." 
Memo: "That's just a polite way of 
telling you, 'you're all wet'." 

"Were you angry when her father 
told you to discontinue your calls?" 
"No, but I was put out." 

"Doctor, is it better to lie on the right 
side or on' the left?" 

"Young lady, if you're in the right 
side it isn't necessary to lie at all." 

Doctor: "Well, young lady, where do 
you feel pain?" 

Patient: "Oh, doctor, all over. I can 
hardly lift my arms over my head and 
it's the same with my legs." 


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The co-ed flappers new lip stick song 
is "Kiss and Make-up." 

"My Blue Heaven" is just another 
way of singing "Home Sweet Home." 

The song "Down By The Riverside" 
seems to be the most popular song in 

Al: "Have you heard the Hurdling 

Bert: "No, what is it?" 

Al: "I can't get over a girl like you." 

The new U-Drive-It song: "Though 
you belong to somebody else, tonight 
you belong to me." 

It isn't the short skirt that I mind; 
it's the upcreep. 

Some kind friend has suggested that this section be called "The Auger"— 
it bores you so. 

* * * * 

"They nay that love isf the higgent thing hi the iroild, but one can drown it in a pint 

"I love you — you are the most won- 
derful girl in the world. Your eyes are 
like stars — your hair is spun gold. You 
are the realization of all my dreams, my 
hopes, my ambitions. My future is 
barren without you — will you be mine?" 

"Do you really like me, Tommy?" 

"That was sure a hot number 
I had a date with last night." 

"How come?" 

"I asked her if I could take 
her home, and she asked me 
where my folks were." 

Co-ed — "Why are you stopping^" 

Ed — "The man says to turn north and 

follow the trolley, and now we'll have to 

wait 'till one conies along." 


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Registrar, checking seating capacity of room: "Professor, how many people can be 
squeezed into this room?" 

Prof. Manchester — "We don't squeeze in this room. We work mathematics." 

A lady phoned the Kent water works 
office relative to hours for watering the 

"What is the proper time to put on my 
hose?" she asked. 

"Really, madam, I believe immediately 
after your B. V. D's.," replied the man 
who answered the phone. 

Frosh: "Hey?!" 
Roomie: "What?" 

Frosh: "I just wanted to tell you that 
you have an hour longer to sleep." 

He: "Every time I kiss you it makes 
me a better man." 

She: "Well, you don't have to try to 
get to heaven tonight." 

"Say, what's a metaphor?" 

"To keep the cows in, you dummy." 

"/ once knew a girl who could wiggle 
her ears." 

"That's nothing, my cousin is over 
fifteen years of age and can still blush 

"And will you ever stop loving me?" 
"Well, I have to get to the office by ten 
tomori'ow morning." 

Late to bed, and early to rise, 
Makes a college boy sleepy but wise. 

"A co-ed is like a runaway horse. 
They both set a fast and furious pace." 

— That from a Frosh contributor? 
What's this world coming to? 

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Say it with flowers, 
Say it with sweets, 
Say it with kisses. 
Say it with eats. 
Say it with jewelry. 
Say it with drink. 
But whatever you do 
Don't say it with ink. 

'Why the cough, ol' bean?" 
'I'm on my second car load.' 

He kissed Helen 
Hell ensued 
He left Helen 
Helen sued. 

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Nearby Cities 

Mary Margaret 

Prof: "What is the Spanish word for 

A Delta Sig:— "Vino." 

Prof: "Decline it." 

Delta Sig: "I never decline it." 

Boss — "How's for dinner and a show 

Commercial grad. — "Huh — Well if I 
get paid for over-time work-all right." 

The average co-ed isn't too iveak for 
housework; yet few of them are strong 

lor it. 



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Some people find themselves in col- 
lege; others find someone else. 

Now I know why cat fish don't 
have kittens;Tom cats can't swim< 

Our latest Scotch impersonator tells 
how Sandy MacPherson decided to leave 
school because he had to pay attention. 

Frazier: "When are you going to 

Beam: "Saturday." 

Frazier: "What's coming off Satur- 

Beam: "My whiskers." 

* * * * They say this is Frost Proof 

She was just a garage man's daughter but she could handle the jack. 

The average school girl walks eleven and one-half miles in a day — That's why so 
many don't believe in walking nights. 

* * * * 

Mother; "Now Willie, I'll give you a nickle to take your castor oil like a little man." 
Willie: (20 years later) ; "Blub-g-r-r-r-rrk-uh — pretty smooth stuff Joe." 

Cobb: "Dearest, I love you and I want you for my wife." 
Co-ed: — "Good heavens, what would she do with me?" 

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The big croivd at the "boosters day " game 

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The Faculty Meet for a hot time — nvd hni 


It was an important meeting. The future of one of the outstanding clubs on the cam- 
pus was at stake. Were the politicians of the Campus political dungeon to rule the 
destinies of the Volaceous Curtail Klub and by the practice of sacrificing the club's 
welfare to selfish corruption steer it on the rocks? 

No! This must not be. The Krum Mit Krusts should never gain control! Some- 
thing must be done to prevent, but what? The politicians had a majority lined up to 
control the pending election. True, they expressed willingness to share honors, but 
even partial control might corrupt. 

No, every vestige of control must be wrested from their grasp! But how? Fight 
fire with fire, that's howl Import an outsider to head the organizations! Elect a 
non-member to the presidency! Rotate the chairmanship! Anything to save the ship! 

And the ship was saved — everything is at peace. The club has prospered, but 
hasn't held a meeting for six months or more. It has been active — to the extent of 
getting space in the annual. After this bit of strenous piece of work it deserves rest, 
and rest it undoubtedly will. 

Long live the Volaceous Curtail Klub! May the fiery practices of the Sordid 
Twin Grandmas and the Dozen Phor Swietzer's, when they joined forces to down 
corruption with corruption, long be remembei-ed and lauded! 

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Doctor: "I can't prescribe you whiskey un- 
less I'm sure that you need it." 

Student: "Well, I've got a blind date with a 
girl my sixty-five year old aunt wants me to 
take to the formal." 

Doc: "How much do you want?" 

There are two kinds of girls, those that close 
their eyes when kissing and those that look to 
see if the fellow does. 

All blind dates are not necessarily hot. 
Some of them are unnecessarily hot. 

''All right, I'll get up, roommate," were the 
first words of the college fellows who had been 
knocked out of bed by lightning. 

'Soap and Water" 

"How old are you?" inquired the visitor of his host's little son. 

"That is a difficult question," replied the modern girl, removing his glasses and 
wiping them reflectively. "The latest personal survey shows my psychological age to 
be 12, my normal age four, my anatomical age 7. and my physiological age 6. I sup- 
pose however, that you refer to my chronological age which is 8. That is so old 
fashion' that I seldom think of it any more." 

Alpha: "My wife explored my pockets 

last night." 

Omega: "What did she get?" 

Alpha: "About as much as any other 

explorer — enough material for a lecture." 

Too Far 

Edward Witham: "When we reach that 

bend in the road I'm going to kiss you." 

? "Isn't that going a bit too far?" 


The Collegian is 

The one whose hair 

Is never exposed 

To the air. 

His pants are wide 

And his head 

Is thin. And by his 

Father he is fed. 

A city and a chorus girl 


Are much alike, 'tis true; 
citie's built with outskirts, 
A chorus girl is too! 

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Question: Why is a Freshman like a 

Answer: He is easily drawn out, seen 
through and shut up. 

Old clothes dealer, stopping two stud- 
ents at the corner of Franklin and Erie 
Sts: "Sell your old clothes boys?" 

Boys, "Nope. Got 'em all on." 

"Where is the car?" demanded the absent-minded professor's wife. 
"Dear me," ejaculated the professor, "did I take the car out?" 
"You certainly did and drove it to town," answered his wife. 
Professor — "How odd! I remember now after I got out 1 turned around to thank 
the gentleman who gave me the lift and wondered where he had gone." 

"Why," asked an Ohio Student, "does Missouri stand at the head in raising mules?" 
"Because," answered the Missouri prof., "that is the only safe place to stand." 

Life is a game of cards in which the queen takes the jack. 


Grammar School 

"Oh excuse me." 

"May I accompany you 

"May I get through, 

"May I have the pleasure?" 

"May I kiss you?" 

High School 


"How about some anklin', 

"Let's dance." 
"Gimmie a kiss?" 


"Watch where you're goin'." 
"Getta quart; let's get out." 
"Get t'ell outa the way." 
"Hey, you. Break." 
" ( Censored ) . 


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"Jack and Jill went up the hill 

Jill was not Jack's sister 

Jill came down 

With a crumpled gown 

Because, you see, Jack Kister." 

"Why is the stork such a funny bird?" 
"Because it's always kidding people. ' 

"It's the little things that tell," said 
the girl as she dragged her little brother 
from under the sofa. 



??eciiM. Sack. Cl«M»TeRe» By The 
KM.Us Awd Otheo iNTeRtsreo 
fi\RTis.s Po« TSe CoN»ey«Nce Of 
KontHLr CoRResptwoeNce IOith 
FratsrFbmk Uleft8,lN AasENTifl 

He: "Where did you ever learn to kiss 
like that?" 
Marian: "I play the saxaphone." 

Jay (to shopman) : "I say — ah — could you take 
that yellow tie with the pink spots out of the win- 
dow for me?" 

Shopman: "Certainly, sir; pleased to take any- 
thing out of the window any time." 

Jay: "Thanks awfully. The beastly thing 
bothaws me every time I pass. Good mawning." 

"Give me your money or I'l blow your brains out," 
commanded the holdup. The intended victim calmly 
laughed in a manner that showed he didn't have 
either. He was a college boy. 

It is a very sad thought, gentle reader, that your 
children, twenty years from now, will be reading 
these same jokes. 

Among those at the halls are of course the "popular girls" commonly called the: 
'tonsil group." . .Everybody takes them out. 

.4 Big Splash Coming 



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jim; "Do you study English Lit?" 
Jam; "No, I generally go to class sobei'." 


Landlady : ( at head 
St airs) -."What time is it?" 

Truth fid Co-ed: "Plenty after 

(Ij yon are lucky, the plenty 
will be mistaken for twenty. If 
not, meow and e.vit.) 

No Drouble Drowning 
De Weese:"What you need is 

electric baths." 

Stude: "Nothin' doin', Doc. I 

had an uncle drown that way up 

in Sing Sing." 

Another on Doc 

The doctor answered the phone, then turned to his wife and said : "Quick, get me 
my satchel, the man says he cannot live without me." 

"Just a minute." replied the wife who had picked up the receiver, "that call is for 

Voice on phone: "Where can I reach 
your husband tonight?" 

Prof's Wife: "I haven't any idea, he 
said he was going over to school to finish 
correcting exam papers." 

Betty: "Why did Ted kiss you last 

Ruth : "It must have been because I 
sat on his lap and put my arms around 
his neck." 


"/'s tho tired and theepy 

If you're going to kith me tkay tho 

And if you ain't going to kith me thay 

But don't keep me thtanding here — 
I'm, tho tired and theepy 
If you're 

COT fl'ST(?OLl,lM<» 


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Singing at High School Comencemenf Exercise 

Radios and women are all alike, just 
try and get what you want when you 
want it. 

He : "When you told your father that I 
didn't smoke, drink, gamble or swear, 
what did he say?" 

She: "Oh, he said that he didn't want 
me to marry such a perfect man, but 
that you were such a good liar he 
thought you'd do." 

"Would you neck a drunken girl?" 
"No silly, you are past the necking 
stage when a girl gets drunk." 


Homo : "You know last year the doctor 
told me that if I didn't stop smoking I'd 
be feebleminded." 

Homos: "Why didn't you?" 

Spooner: "And so we find that heat ex- 
pands things, and cold contracts them. 
Can anyone give me an example?" 

Hardimon: "The days are longer in 

We hate to get up in the morning. 

We loathe to retire at night; 

But though we may nod o'er our home 

We're peppy at parties all right. 

"Why are you so happy?" 
"I've just been able to borrow enough 
to pay off all my debts." 

Here lies Miss Angelina Bett 
Trod gently o'er this stone 
She wouldn't neck, nor would she pet 
So she rests here alone. 

Every lassie loves a laddie comin' 
through with rye. 


definition of 

Marousik : 

Claire: "Love is something that brings 
heaven down to earth and raises hell." 




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Figures show that girls are wear- 





ago in 

the 60's 

you know 

when grandma 

went walking 

she held her 

dress just so. 

But the 

girls now 

wearing the 

style of the 

day have an 


of being 





The swimming pool — the mathe- 
matician's delight — he goes there to ob- 
serve the various figures. 

Frosh (at first sorority party) — "May 
I sit on your right hand at dinner?" 

His Hostess — "I may need it to eat 
with, but you may hold it for awhile. ' 

Co-ed — "Jack says my lips are the 
prettiest he has ever seen." 

Ed — "Indeed? Well, I'll put mine up 
against them any time." 

Before the train entered the tunnel 
he declared that the tunnel cost more 
than a million dollars. After the train 
came out she declared that it was wortli 

"Sir," said the co-ed quite haughtily, 
"either take your arm from around my 
waist or keep it still. I am no banjo." 

In Society 
Ken Nash: "My girl's father threw 
another party last night." 
Bob: "Was it for you?" 
Ken: "No; it was me." 

Dear Dean: "Do you think it right for 
college boys and girls to play kissing 
games?" — Freshman social committee. 

Ans: "Yes, if they can't think of any- 
thing better." 

QUITE A figure! 

Pai/e two hundred ten 

Bu7ns (left to right), Mapel, Altmann 

DeWeesc, Apple, Tilt, {front center) 

George: "Did, she let you kiss her?' 
Gerald: "Oh, heavens, no — She isn't 
that kind." 

George: "She was to me." 

"You're a pretty girl." 
"Oh, but I'm hungry." 
"Excuse me — my mistake." 

Flips: "Did you have a good time at the 
dance last night?" 
Flops -."So you tell me, so they tell me.'' 

"This Government report states that 
the life of a paper dollar is only seven or 
eight months." 

■'Well, I have never had one die on my 


Mr. Stopher: "Why did you leave 
your last position. Miss Ponder?" 

Fair Applicant: "No future in it — the 
Superintendent was already married." 


"Thought you were going to get a new 
automobile, Dad?" 

"Well, you see, I decided to come down 
for home coming instead." 

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Quiimie and Lucy step out. 

Ainung My Souvenirs 

There's nothing left for me, 

But why should I worry? 

I live in penury, among my sou- 

Some bills long overdue. 

An I. O. U. or two, 

And not a sou from you among my 

A few dead blue books rest 

Within my memory chest, 

And, though they do their best 

To give me satisfaction, 

I rung each one apart 

Full measure from the start, 

I have a disappointed heart 


1 could not love you half so well. 
My dear, had I not loved before. 

He Means It 
The difference between a flapper and a 
traffic cop is, when he says stop he means 

Lady to druggist: — "Have you aiiy 
Life Buoy?" 

Druggist: — "Just set the pace, lady." 

Juniper; "Evergreen, yo' is sweeter'n 
a angel in disposition." 

Evergreen; "Quit yo' kiddin', boy; yo' 
nevah had a angel in dis hear position." 

Singing On 

Soph; "How's Davey on Comp. and 

Junior; "No pipe, kid — He raves if he 
finds a period upside down." 

Porter: "Does you-all wish to sleep 
head fust or feet fust?" 

The Co-ed: "That's very sweet of you, 
but I'd prefer to take all my sleep at 

A card says she walked home from so 
many automobile rides, she's entitled to 
a Rhodes scholarship. 

(Juinnie steps it alone. 

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in a 





Registered Pharmacist 

Corner Main and Water Street 

TELEPHONES 150—151. 






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What IS Davey Tree Surgery Service? 

What will Davey Tree Surgeons do for you? 

First of sll, Davey Tree Surgeons diag- 
nose each case to determine what is wrong, 
if anything. They are especially trained in 
the diagnosis of tree troubles. 

If a tree is starving, they feed it in the 
right way, with the right food elements, a I 
the right time. 

If a tree is afflicted with any disease or in- 
sect enemies for which there is any known 
control they treat it with the right spray mix- 
ture, in the right way at the right time, and give 
it such other attention as conditions warrant 

If a tree has dead limbs, or a dying top. 
or interfering branches, they prune it scien- 
tifically and properly treat the wounds, and 
give it any other attention that its condition 
requires, such as appropriate feeding. 

If a tree has a splitting crotch or is 
otherwise structurally weak, they brace it 

mechanically by proved Davey methods, to 
protect it against the tremendous force of 
the winds 

If a tree has girdling roots that are slowly 
strangling it, they remove the cause and 
properly treat the wounds, and then feed it 
to build up its vitality. 

If a tree has decaying cavities that are 
slowly and progressively destroying it, they 
treat it by proved Davey methods, unless it 
is too far gone to save. 

If any of the other numerous tree troubles 
are in evidence, they apply proper remedies 
as far as humanly possible. 

All of this is done with remarkable skill 
and diligence and with devotion to the policies 
of the Davey Company and the ethics of their 
profession. They will please and satisfy you. 
Wire or write to 

THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT CO., Inc., 891 City Bank BIdg., Kent, Ohio 

HoiPdrd youn 


5ici]cles, Sportinq Qoods 

Fisninq Tackle 

Auto Accessories 

Phone 44 143 E. Main St, 

Kent, Otiio 

Patronizing us 

is like making love 

to a young widow . 

You can't overdo it! 

Cozy Corner 

Prige two hundred sixteen 


Offers Complete Courses in 
all Business Subjects. 

General Business 







Write or telephone for 
complete information 


Malted milks that are famous for 
their richness and flavor. 


Delectable sandwiches toasted 
or plain, tastefully served. 

■■The School That Gets Results" 

21 N. Main St. Main 197 

Akron, Ohio. 


The Friendly Drug Store 
Kent, Ohio 




The Proper Footwear 

all college functions 




may be obtained 

24 Hour Service 


$2.50 to $9.00 

Greene and Kertscher 



147 S. Main St. 

Akron, Ohio 

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Party Goods 

Greeting Cards 

Dennison Goods 

Kodak Finishing 

Phone 445 

141 E. Main St. 

E. R. Steiner. 

^JORDAN'S, Inc. 


^-^ Kent Theater BIdg. 



Phones 42 & 43 




Furs Millinery 







Give us a Trial 


at Little 



Page two hundred nineteen 



Organized 1881 

ASSETS OVER $ 1 ,000.000 
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent 



H. H. Line Chairman of Board 

M- G. Garrison President 

D. L. Rockwell ■ Vice President 

E. F. Garrison ■. Secretary-Treasurer 

Paye two hundred twenty 

A A 



We wish to express our hearty thanks to the students and faculty 
of Kent State Teachers College, and also the staff of the Chestnut Burr, 
for their splendid cooperation. 

(Established 1910 

Complete Line 

LEO. A. BIETZ, Mgr. 



Men's Furnishings, Hats, Caps, 

Neckwear, Shirts, Underwear, and 



Dry Cleaning Co. 

Largest Assortment of Pipes and 



Phone 452 


Fred Bechtle 

Kent National 1 13 N. Water St. 


Bank Bldg. Kent, Ohio 

132 S. Water St. 

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Established 1880 






] 35 East Main St. 
Kent, Ohio 

.eiit Theatre 








Home Cooked Meals 


At Attractive Prices 


College Ave. 


Phone 136 

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A % 


Checking accounts solicited 

4/i^ Paid on savings 

Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent 

4 Percent & Safety 



Cor. Main and Franklin 
Phone J 24 



Kent, Ohio. 

The Cruen Prestige Costs No Mot. 
The Name on the Watch Dial 
IS All— Important — GRt/£'A' 

Official College Jeweler 


Jeiveler and Optometrist 
141 N. Water St. 


Yes, we made many of the pictures 
in this Annual and we have the 
negatives on file. Any time you 
wish prints from them, we can 
make them for you on short notice. 
See the enlargements from these 
films, they are certainly fine. 

IVe Specialize On 
Kodak Work 

129 E. Main Street 
Kent, Ohio. 


M (I 


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High Class Entertainment 


Moving Pictures 














JOHN PALF Telephone 159 
Manager and Owner P. 0. Box 27 









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